Intro: Ikea Entry
My father, being a bit of a packrat, never met a box he didn't think needed to be kept. As a result, much of our basement looks like this room; a thirty year accumulation of old unused things and packing materials. We have discussed turning this room into sort of a sitting room for hot summer days, but this would clearly require some work and some resources.
The goal would be to put up some shelving or other storage solutions along the walls to take more advantage of the vertical space available and use the resulting open floor space for some newer furniture, such as a new couch and a couple chairs to relax in.